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On this page, you can learn more about grants and awards related to school health and wellness. We feature opportunities from Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada. Please contact the funder directly for more information.

The health promotion facilitator assigned to your school authority may be able to help your school community tap into other grants and awards.

 

Current opportunities

Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

  • Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) small and large funding stream
  • Community Initiatives Program (CIP) project based grant

Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

Other funding opportunities

  • Alberta Music Education Foundation 
  • Empowering Youth for Climate Action Award
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • Breakfast Clubs of Canada


Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

 

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) small and large funding stream

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Funding can be used to build, repair, or upgrade recreation, cultural, and other community facilities (such as available for public-use playgrounds, parks, outdoor skating rinks, arts theatres at schools, etc.).
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $125,000 for the small funding stream. Up to $1 million for the large funding stream. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the small funding stream or the large funding stream application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline for the small funding stream is May 15, 2024. Next deadline for the large funding stream is June 15, 2024. There are other funding cycles for the small funding stream in September and January.
  • Websites: Government of Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program Small, or Government of Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program Large

 

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) project based grant

  • Health topic: All. Funding is to support projects that enhance and enrich communities in Alberta, including new programs, community events, gender equity projects, technology, and portable equipment.
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $75,000. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is May 15, 2024. There are other funding cycles in September and January.
  • Website: Government of Alberta CIP project based grant

 

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Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

 

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

  • Health topic: All topics—youth applicants develop their own challenge programs based on personal goals in four areas: community service, skill building, physical recreation, and adventurous journey. Projects involve voluntary extra-curricular activities and require a minimum commitment of 26 weeks.
  • Who can apply: Youth 14-24 years old can apply for one of three levels: bronze, silver, gold. There are minimum ages to start each level, and your program must be finished by your 25th birthday. 
  • Award type: This is a program that recognizes individual achievement, commitment, and passion. The award is the process, not the prize!
  • How to apply: Visit dukeofed.org/getstarted to learn more.  
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: dukeofed.org

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Other funding opportunities

These funding sources may be used to support Alberta-based school projects focused on nutrition, physical activity, or mental health. Please contact the funder directly for more information.

This is not a full list grant opportunities. Your health promotion facilitator may be able to help you tap into other sources, especially those in your local area.

Opportunity

Timeline

Alberta Music Education Foundation

May 15

Empowering Youth for Climate Action Award

May 22

TD Friends of the Environment

July 15

Breakfast Clubs of Canada

Ongoing

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